(Closed) Modern Versions of Jewish Wedding Music?

posted 8 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

namely the chair dance and the one where everyone dances in a circle as the music gets faster and faster.



this is the same dance, it’s called the Hora (also spelled Horah).





Post # 5
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsTrigger:There are MANY MANY MANY.


Some of my favorites

Mayim Mayim

(Siman Tov U ) Mazal Tov (but really it’s kind of just a chant)


Yesh (Yesh Yesh)  — a line dance and lots of fun!

Hava Nagila  (most popular song for dancing the hora)

Ma Na Vu

and then there are a bunch that I love but just can’t remember the names of them.

Like the *tushy tushy tushy woo!*  that was my favorite!


Post # 6
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ellabee:Ok, really, I’m wrong. Those are SONGS not DANCES.


I think there is a website: israelidance.com or org. Check that out for video on the steps and maybe recommended songs?

Post # 7
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden


definitel check out my blog posts on the main page Ijust added clips of music and tons of pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions! The “gushy song” from the previous poster is “mitzvah goret mitzvah” please feel free to pm me!

Post # 8
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Actually, see if your band knows those songs – at least in our area, most at least know the hora.  My fiance was pretty adamant about having a live band that knew the Jewish songs and he felt that a good band makes the Jewish dancing more lively.

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Since this is interfaith, I’d really recommend having someone explain to the guests what to do when the Hora music starts. My husband is Jewish (by heritage, not religious at all) and we did the Hora – we had someone explain getting in circles, and the chair….but forgot to tell everyone to actually DANCE AROUND in the circles. So my family stood there clueless while his family tried to get them to go around us. It was pretty funny, actually. Everyone still had a good time with it…that’s all that matters (and, being up on the chair is scary but totally worth it!!)

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